PAYNE, Ernest A.

PAYNE, Ernest Alexander. Upper Clapton, London 16.2.1902 — 14.1.1980. British Missionary and Baptist Leader. Intending to become missionary he studied at Regent’s Park College, Mansfield College of Oxford and Marburg Uni­versity. Family circumstances prevented him from going to India and he became Baptist minister in England. From 1932 in administration of the Baptist Church. In 1940-51 taught at Regent’s Park College, now in Oxford. In 1951-67 General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland. A committed ecumenist.

Publications: The Śāktas. An Introductory and Comparative Study. 153 p. Oxford & Calcutta 1933.

Harry Wyatt of Shansi, 1895-1938. L. 1939; South-East from Serampore: More Chapters in the Story of the Baptist Missionary Society. 92 p. L. 1945.

Many works on religion and the history of Baptism.

Sources: *M.S. West, To be a pilgrim: a memoir of Ernest A. Payne. 1983; Wikipedia briefly with photo;

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